Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 26, 2004


"Christmas With the Kranks" is better than its predecessors, the dreadful "Surviving Christmas" and the bloated "The Polar Express." Yet the movie, adapted from John Grisham's short novel "Skipping Christmas," still is one that's best skipped.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.